2017 Melges 20 World League: The Fifth Event Gets Underway In Scarlino

11 May 2017

Marina di Scarlino, Italy (May 11, 2017) - Fantastic Club Nautico Scarlino, which organized and played gracious host of the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship and last weekend’s Melges 32 Class, will act as ground zero for what will be a ferocious battle. Starting tomorrow, Friday May 12 and running through until Sunday, May 14, the ultimate Melges 20 fight will take place.

Thirty-three teams are confirmed to be on the starting line which includes Porto Venere Champion Vladimir Prosikhin on Nika, and fellow Russian competitor and Melges 20 World League overall leader Igor Rytov aboard Russian Bogatyrs.

These two top competitors will face off against Australia’s Rodney Jones’ on Cars 167, Alexander Novoselov’s Victor, Achille Onorato’s Mascalzone Latino, Matteo Marenghi Vaselli’s Raya, Valentin Zavadnikov’s Synergy and South Africa’s Tina Plattner/Tony Norris on TNT.

The Corinthian division will give way to an equally intense fight as Emanuele Savoini at the helm of Evinrude, after a well-deserved victory in Porto Venere, will aim to bring his season record to 2-0.

Melges 20 racing officially kicks off at Marina di Scarlino with the first warning signal scheduled at 13.30 on Friday, May 12th.

The Melges 20 World League European Division is supported by Helly Hansen, Garmin Marine, Toremar, Lavazza and Barracuda Communication.

As with other Melges 20 events around the world, racing updates will be posted online at the Official Melges 20 Facebook Page. Be sure to also follow the fleet on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Tune in for the latest racing information, results, video interviews and photos at melges20.com.

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